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or form, but when it comes to education, we are not. we are dead last when it comes to education. as the world becomes more technological, 20 years from now, what is america? when you didn't even educate the people to understand the technology we are relying upon? so, you know, if you go to ghettos, i survived and escaped the ghetto, moved my whole family out. people in the ghetto have no clue where we are going technologically. stem is the future. it's what we need to get the 7-year-olds geared upon. get them excited about stem because that's sustainability as well. it's a different type of sustainability, it's educating people to walk into the world where they can contribute and participate in this global community year 2040. >> the common thread throughout the middle east and america is a lot of young people who have had perhaps education they couldn't have had before in many middle eastern countries. they are better educated. there's no job at the end of the line. it creates frustration. so much that you have seen a lot of leaders toppled. i'm sure there's more to come. what
investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >> schieffer: and we're back now with our panel, larry sabato. i want to come back to you. how important do you think this debate is going to be, this first one? >> it's critical to mitt romney. he really does have to show his stuff there, and he has to-- he has to change his emage. he has the image of a kru club republican. he has to go after president obama in a coherent way with a real message. but, you know, history tells me, bob, that generally speaking, the challenger does gain from the first debate. it will be a surprise if he doesn't gain. and he very much needs to. he needs to get some momentum. based on history, i would say the odds favor mitt romney in the first debate. >> schieffer: let me ask you about your home state, virginia. your center is headquartered at u.v.a. what's happening there? is this going to come down to virginia? a lot of people think it might. >> well, it could. obviously, it would have to be very close to
are losing their jobs, homes, decent wages, affordable health care and higher education. our civil liberties are under attack. the wealthy few are making out better than ever. >> this is also about whether our nation continues down the road toward totalitarianism. >> sound unfamiliar? as president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first time, we break the sound barrier by expanding the debate in real time to include two candidates shut out of the major political parties. the green party's jill stein and the justice party's rocky anderson. expanding the debate. this is what democracy sounds like. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are on the road in denver, colorado. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in denver wednesday night in the first of three presidential campaigns. drilling obama in the polls of several battleground states, romney sought to rejuvenate his campaign with an attack on what he called president obama's policies of trickle-down government. >> i am con
to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >>> crews in san jose are working to reopen a road that was closed down early this morning when a driver hit a pole knocking down several power lines. the accident happened around 1:30 a.m. near the interception of almendinger expressway. it appears the 18-year-old driver fell asleep at the wheel. she suffered nonlife threatening injuries. thousands of people lost power overnight but power has since been restored. >>> an arson investigation is under way after fire destroyed a south bay warehouse. ktvu's matt keller is live in san jose where the flames make some near by apartment residents pretty nervous, matt. >> reporter: ken, we watched some work crews put up this chain link fence around the warehouse. the only thing still standing is some of the fence of the front section as the flames de
about that in my introduction in terms of connection, innovation, and also education. i really see the opportunity to create layers of economic opportunity in the small panels and help recreate the middle-class and i have a plant -- i have seven or eight plans that i have been talking about around the district for the last year-and-a-half. one of them in particular i think i would like to speak to right now is making sure that we create another layer of the economy. we have done a great job and renewable fuel. now we need to create products and small businesses that employ 15, 30, 60 people that are doing things like making soy beans. my husband is holding as with football. we can make anything in this room from corn and we need to create small businesses that rely and those products this around this community and continue to grow small businesses so we can make the case to our children that they can come back here and live. [applause] moderator: same question to you. would you do to promote job growth in iowa? steve: i look back to when i first served in the iowa senate and the un
... ...nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. >>> let's let the governor explain what you would do if obama care is repealed. how would you replace it? >> actually it's a lengthy description, but number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. number two, young people are able to stay on their family plan. that's already offered in the private marketplace. you don't have the government mandate that for that to occur. but let's come back to the president and i agree on, which is the key task we have in health care is to get the cost down so it's more affordable for families. and then he has as a model for doing that a board of people at the government, an unelected board, appointed board, who are going to decide what kind of treatment you ought to have. in my
, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. >>> a family of five is serving for -- searching for a new place to call home after a fire ripped through their home. it started shortly after 1:00 in a backyard shed. everyone inside the house, three adults, and two children made it out safely. fire crews are still investigating the cause. >>> pg and e is fighting ignorance as part of legal claims that rose against the san bruno pipeline explosion. the utility said it didn't know the pipeline was fraud. hundreds of people sued pg and e following that explosio
and education. by the way, it's rich. george you covered this race very carefully. governor romney during the primary, when his opponents complained, he stopped whining. he questioned the president on, making us a less christian nation. give me a break. you know, presidential campaigns are tough, but we're saying the truth about what governor romney wants to do. but, we're very confident with the case. we're going to make proactively about the president. >> the governor has shown that he can be tough in these debates as you pointed out. we're seeing reports that he's preparing some zingers. >> i think the president views this as part of the entire campaign. you know, our convention, the events that we do in battleground states. ads we're running. now, the debates. a chance to have a conversation with the american people. now, governor romney clearly, that i have been practicing these zingers and lines for months. but that's ultimately not what the american people are looking for, some may judge those to be some ranked well, but the american people are going to be listening not for a cleve
the numbers say more about education and training than about race. he says less skilled less educated workers are doing poorly no matter what race they are are from. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >>> the problem we he have here is we have the democrats bragging about scoring field goals when we need touchdowns. >> they were rooting for a fumble and t is unbelievable that they are disappointd that we have a 44 month low in the unemployment rate. >> shannon: sunday football talk. not the kind that we are expecting here because now just 30 days left for president obama and governor romney to make their cases to voters before election day. it has been almost a week and both sides are still trying to clarify things that were said at last week's debate and tweak some strategy as they move on to the next one. i'm shannon bream. hour number two of america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. >>> we begin with news on the unemployment rate. down to the lowest number since president obama took office. his campaign says that proves the president's policies are
challenge and i'm sure the two of you especially working with education and the dropout rates, voting is very important but it's not everything and for a lot of people they don't think it's the right avenue for them right now. there's a lot of outreach that can be done. >> the that is a big format. you just made such a great point about how a lot of people don't vote because they think one vote every four years. they are not going to lose by one vote but that is true but when you vote regularly it make it into the minds of people who think about running for office. even before they get elected so they become accountable on a national level. at the local level the way you get elected as you go to the board of elections and have them print out a list of registered voters and from this list view look how many times you have voted in which election and it also has your age and your gender and the software -- we had in our data a column that showed whether the people had elected were cat owners. take that list and you go down the street and if you're in a real hurry you go to the people wh
and people for its neighborhood canvas program. >>> town hall meeting will be held to discuss education and its future in california. the gathering will be held with education officials. they hope community members will bring their concerns and ideas to that forum. >>> the program starts this morning at 9:00 a.m. community members can show up at 8:30 to sign it. it will be held at the san mateo city hall. >>> oakland student, teachers and families will rally in front of a local high school. they are concerned about the cuts to public education and services to children and families. they hope sharing personal stories will urge people to support prop 30. >>> right now, david blain is standing on a 20-foot platform surrounded by millions of volts of electricity. have crazy. he started at 4:30 yesterday in manhattan. he is wearing a 20-pound chain suit. he plans to remain on that platform without food for 72 hours. >> this is beyond impressive. and it is amazing. it is sort of like the harry howdini story. >> so blain's doctor says the main risk, exposure to by-products of that electric fin
to march in support of the law which would help undocumented immigrants afford higher education. news 4's derrick ward is live at langley park where the rally is going to begin and has more on today's none administration. >> reporter: good morning. i'm going to borrow from the words of john lennon. you may see they are dreamers but they are not the only one. a thousand people plan to take part in a march today in the name of justice, dignity, and access to higher education. the maryland dream act provides in state tuition rates to maryland's immigrant children regardless of their immigration status provided they've been living in maryland for three years, attending high school in the state, paying taxes, and applying to a college registered for selective service, and also are planning to seek full citizenship. marches like this have been going on all over for the past several months but they feel it is important now to get the word out. there are 14 questions on the ballot here in prince george's county alone so a lot of people are vying for attention for the cause. they think this will d
to educate women about breast cancer screening and prevention. dr. stephanie ockbari is with washington hospital center and is here to tell us more. good to have you with us. women of all ages n.ed to this. when and where do they show up? >> saturday morning at virginia hospital center. this is our seventhage ladies for live. this is -- seventh annual ladies for life. it's meant to educate and empower women. >> it is free and all are welcome but it's important people register. >> absolutely. they can register by going to the website at virginiahospitalcenter.com. >> you're going to have to hours you're devoting to educating and teaching women. give us some more highlights of what will happen when someone shows up. >> there are wellness booths. there is a physical therapy demonstration. and there's a panel of four women physicians. so three breast surgeons and a breast medical oncologist. >> the one lesson that you want to educate women about is that cancer, breast cancer is a beatable disease. i was just on a panel moderating a panel talking about empowering women on prevention. one of
economy. every answer to every question by barack obama was more government. whether it was education, taxes, healthcare, green energy, more government, more government, more government. bill: the mayor says he praises governor romney for his performance. martha: they are paying attention in the key battleground state of ohio. this has been a tough territory ohio for the past couple weeks for mitt romney in the polls. some voters hit the local bars. their we action a bit split. watch. >> you have got four more years of obama or 8 years of romney. you can do four years fast. eight years is a long time. >> this is the first time they have seen them side by side and they are learning a lot here. i think romney exposed a lot of obama's weaknesses. and deficiencies. so i would give the slight edge to romney. martha: wisdom come be from those gentlemen. some in the crowd did not care what either candidate had to say. one man said he already made up his mind and he voted early. that changes the die ma'am nick a lot of these cases as well. coming up, is it a new day for mitt romney? that is t
, by thinking about where you want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >>> welcome back, everybody. you're watching "starting point" exclusive this morning. the group that was started by new york city mayor michael bloomberg, mayors against illegal guns, is releasing a new tv ad today and they're hoping to make a statement ahead of this week's presidential debate. the debate is in denver, not far from the aurora movie theater. where 12 people were shot and killed and 58 others injured in july. the ad features a victim of the shooting, stephen barton. >> this past summer in a movie theater in colorado i was shot. shot in the face and neck. but i was lucky. in the next four
. >> you can say i see what i did what i did in terms of my public education, my military service and business career but what made me decide to run for president? >> this was not that rational but that was something i stuck with. if you do not have a well educated population, it is even less rational. if we can get back to a really educated population, people will do a much better time -- will do it much better. >> if we had a perot , would things be different? >> i would have made an effort. i would promise to that. i would deal with the two parties day in and day out. once you have the support of the american people, the king probably get them to agree to anything, including a bad idea. which i would not have done. someone asked one time if he stood for anything -- if you stood for anything, i said i stand for reelection. [laughter] >> i think the easier question is yes because he would not does have focused on the short term. he would have also focused on the structural. our problem isot the correct deficits and debt. although they are shockingly high. the problem is what is n
create good jobs, good health care, a quality education and retirement security we all deserve. >> moderator: senator, thank you. insert verse question that will come for me. when all is said and done, your campaign seemed to have slid into a fully attained, which we see each and every election season, which is your upper train your opponent in ways that voters have heard time and time again. the republican, senator kyrillos, you are portrayed as friend of the rich, someone will make middle-class pay more because the rich shouldn't have any sort of implications of their taxes changed. senator menendez, you will portrayed be a tax-and-spend liberal. let's move beyond clichÉs right now. tell me specifically, what one thing about your opponent makes him less qualified than you to serve in the u.s. senate. senator kyrillos, you can go first. kyrillos: well, senator menendez mentions the middle-class. he mentioned it tonight, does it fairly often. but up, the middle-class is not doing very well at all. we've got to do better. and so, you know, i read the press releases that you put
of every dollar spent on education in the state of illinois is spent for retirement and health care for teachers. 71 cents. megyn: that's incredible. >> this is a state that is corrupt, it is a state with officialdom that is utterly dysfunctional and incompetent, and you just saw one of the greatest nonsense acts, pure political theater in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel and the teachers' union coming to a deal which resulted in a 16.5% pay raise while only 15% of their students are proficient if reading, more than half are not even capable of basic reading skills. meg "the wall street journal" wrote sooner or later we knew it would come to this since the democrats can't bring themselves to oppose union demands. they give and they gave give and they give to the unions, and eventually the bill comes due. but the question is whether any federal politician would have the gall to put the taxpayers of the nation, the federal taxpayers on the hook for those deals struck in those rooms in chicago. >> well, obviously, there's one by the name of president barack obama who's doing precisely that,
and science teachers to improve our education, doubling our exports, all those things that will help create jobs as we move forward and strengthen our economy. i was struck by kevin's answer about the fact that once again the romney campaign says they really don't have time to discuss the specifics of their tax plan. and, you know, this is a $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy. >> we also haven't heard the specifics of what the president prepared to do in terms of spending cuts as well. >> i don't think that's true. if you look at the budget plan that the president is outlining, $4 trillion spending cut plan that deals with making sure that our tax code is fair and that those that are on the upper end of that tax code are pay iing a little bit more. let's be clear, mitt romney's $5 trillion tax plan isn't hard to explain because of the time. it's hard to explain because of the math. the math doesn't add up. $5 trillion isn't paid for. what that requires, as economic studies have shown, is that mitt romney will have to raise taxes on middle class families. >> speaking of middle class familie
have? >> well, the first one is jobs. we go to college thinking that we will receive the education that will enable us to get a good paying job out of college. for the past four years, college graduates have a 30% chance that he or she will be unemployed or underemployed. that is not to acceptable. we have spent too much time and effort in college to go out into the labor market and have it to be completely unpredictable and turbulent environment for us. we think there needs to be better policies enacted for businesses to grow and higher. in addition, we are very focused on the debt and the deficit. the spending of the government is out of control. it needs to be fixed. if we keep spending, it is not sustainable. it is not fair to other generations. >> how long have you been a republican? the republican party today has a lot of diversity within it in terms of opinions of a social and economic issues. which one is the most important you about being a republican? >> i would say i became a republican when senator obama was running for presidency. that is when i was interested in polit
protests created a hostile environment for jewish students at uc berkeley. the u.s. department of education launched an investigation into the charges filed in july by recent graduates. the complaint says the school's annual apartheid weekend couraged hate speech. the university says the protests are free speech. >> 7:15, a new poll shows republican presidential candidate mitt romney was the big winner in the debate last night. jacqueline live in the bureau doing fact checking about some of the statements made in that debate. >> reporter: dave, mitt romney stood out last night for being aggressive, constantly calling out president obama, keeping him on the defensive side. mitt romney also didn't back down when the two butted hads over tax plans. the president says romney's plans will raise taxes or increase the deficit. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a 5 trillion dollar tax cut on top of the extension of bush tax cuts another trillion dollars and 2 trillion in military spending they have not asked for. >> first of all i don't have a 5 trillion dollar tax cut or a tax c
-- education, research and development, clean energy technology. >> those aren't sort of specific proposals. what i'm asking you is -- >> let's talk about -- >> they haven't passed. >> 100,000 new math and science teachers. we need that to move forward as a country. >> that's a total, though, right? >> educating -- training two million new workers in our community colleges in conjunction with business to fill jobs that are open right now. boosting american manufacturing by ending the tax break that sends jobs overseas and giving tax incentives to companies that start manufacturing businesses here. these are specific tangible proposals and, candy, i believe that they will pass because i believe the american people are supportive of that. >> but they haven't passed. >> it will be rendered on november 6 wrth. >> no, they haven't. >> for two years jobs -- >> some of the specific proposals haven't, but, candy, think about the logical extension of what you're saying. what you're saying is so we select the other guy because he will implement the proposals of the republican congress has pushed to c
will be in the red by a billioo dollars next year and another frightening number, 71 fed out of every education dollar in illinois goes to paying teacher retirement costs, how can they justify that amount of money? >> people who care deeply about education in illinois and around the country really needs to understand the only way you'll have the kind of resources for public education, for health care, is in the public employee unions come to the negotiating table and writes down the overly generous packages the average teacher who retired last jun june 2011 with a 30-year career had $1.6 million in cash when retired. the median income is $30,203, just an unfair burden on working class people. ashley: do you think this issue is getting a lot of play in the presidential campaign? i unfunded pension liabilities is a massive, massive problem but i get a sense it is not getting that much attention. >> i would be surprised and asked about it tomorrow night, but they absolutely should. very bad decisions, tarp, the auto bailout and of course the stimulus in january 2009 were crisis decisions. reporter
education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. >>> the romney campaign is flying high literally and figuratively after a strong showing in last night's presidential debate. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta has the latest. jim. >> reporter: wolf, flying to virginia mitt romney will spend much of the day after the first presidential debate up in the air. but for the first time in weeks the state of his campaign is not. mitt romney took his victory lap after the first presidential debate receiving a sustained standing ovation during a surprise visit to a conference of conservatives in denver. >> i saw the president's vision as trickled down government. and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> reporter: it didn't take long after the debate was finished for the romney campaign to turn the spin room into the win room. are you declaring victory, jim, if this was a boxing match, the referee would have called it. after taki
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's future and when i listen to the debate, here president obama saying hey about education, i don't understand. i don't understand what everybody else is supposed to do because i am hear him saying what he is trying to do but i hear the under candidate just saying whatever. he is not really saying anything. he won't even give us his tax information. why would i trust him? that is a simple thing to do. we should have exactly what he has done over 20 years. i don't feel comfortable with what is going on. >> we take you back live now to the event. >> our director of the medications will be moderating so give you a little bit of background on the offense and the millennial values symposium which is a part. we are spending a couple of days here on in depth discussions about the values and the politics of the millennial generation. this morning some of you may know we released a national poll a new national survey of 18 to 24-year-olds and their views on the election and their views on values and their views on american democracy. we are having a series of events like this and we are al
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to be the pensions, i told you sucking up 71-cents out of every education dollar in illinois. political theater indulged here did not address of unfunded teacher pensions. that is what i'm talking about that is me talking about the chicago teacher union settlement with rahm emanuel, and all of the political theater that and all of the political heater that attended, and as a to you at that time, it is all about, all about the pensions and the pensions pay for them. and the governor is now quoting the idea of a federal bailout of illinois mentioned that. can you believe this stuff? and mean, a little -- just all little decency here, folks. announcing the state's fiscal 2012 budget last year governor quinn said he would seek a federal guarantee of its unfunded liabilities. sounds harmless enough, but ask about it back then. the governor claimed to bailout language was a precaution. now he calls it a drafting error. others try to call it a trial balloon. how big is the illinois problem? it has $8 billion in current outstanding debt. 8 billion. you say, okay. 8 billion. we live in a land of $16 tri
. borrowing, not to invest in hospitals and education and hospitals, but want to keep people idle. so the next time you heard a conservative say to you, labour would increase borrowing, just remember, it is this a government that is increasing borrowing this year. [applause] so what have we seen? we have seen recession, higher unemployment, higher borrowing. i don't think that's what people were promised. now look, there will be some people who say, and this as an important argument, a single people say there is a short term pain, but it is worth it for the long-term gain. but i'm afraid the opposite is true. you see, the longer you have low growth in our country, the bigger the death toll becomes for the future, and the bigger our problem will be in the future. the longer a young person is out of work, that's not just that for the prospects now. it's bad for the prospect the whole of the rest of their life. into a small business goes under during the recession, it can't just get up and running again during a recovery. so when david cameron says to you, well, let's just carry on as we are and
that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. i think we've got to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure that we are helping small businesses and companies that are investing here in the united states. >> reporter: what we saw after the president framed that way, though, framed it that way is that mitt romney punched back and said, wait a second you've been president for four years, why haven't you done some of that. it didn't appear that the president had been challenged in that kind of a direct way in a longtime and didn't really counter punch on those points. he's going to have to recover quickly now not just because we have two more presidential debates and a vice presidental one coming next week, but tomorrow there is a jobs report for the month of september. that is something the obama camp will have to be ready for as well. jon: some are saying is part of the reason romney scored is because he was more personal, had a more personal approach. do you think that i
was a child california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a pr frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning, everybody. happy friday! 7:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. gas pump prices are through the roof bay area gas prices up 16 cents since yesterday, 35 cents in the last week. refinery and pipeline problems are to blame some places over 5 bucks. >>> a little girl got her stolen dog back. a woman found the dog in a parking lot and returned it to the little girl. >> the bl
, but he always said, you know, education, education is the key. he was never a politician, but he always said you have to raise your voice if you want to say something that's correct. it's wrong, this, that. it was very emotional going back. >> is there optimism there? you saw yourself. we see those pictures of you with the children, and you see yourself. do they believe they have a future because this country has just been torn for so many years when it comes to the civil war. >> yes. a lot of bloodshed took place. especially the young men. they really fought this war. it was 30%, 60%, 70%, almost 100% people went and voted for referendum that say something. that people had none, and they really want to start to rebuild. >> what is the biggest chamening, do you think for your people there, alek? >> oh, my goodness. i think the challenges right now is the growth, of course. the land itself is very flourishing, is very rich. the culture, the people. everything is incredible. i mean, i think the most challenging is the -- to be able to educate because 50%, 60% of the nation are the youth.
he has done for education. >> we have got programs called race to the top promped reforms in 46 states and raising standarped proving how we train teachers and now i want to hire 100,000 new math and science teacher and create more spots in the community colleges so people can get trained and i want to make sure and keep tuitition low for our young people. >> and i want to make sure everybody's christmas stocking is fill would with everything they wanted. one little problem about what he's saying not been race to the top it is not a bad program and i commend arnie duncan for rewarding poem who do well. that is different than it is economy where we punish people for doing well. i wish the president's economic policies are based on that premise and clearly they are not he said we need a 100,000 new teacher classroom is it the responsibility of the federal government to hire teacher a local school board? your schools are your responsibility in your community and state. there is nothing in the federal constitution that said the federal government ought to hire teachers for you. if y
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